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Upcoming Events

Pet Food Drive:

Now accepting donations!

*Accepting dog and cat food. Preferably no red dyes please. Purina brand preferred.

Petfood Drive

Please drop off your pet food donations at the following locations:

Eli's Friends

4223 US-70,
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Food Drive Contributions to the Community:

Donations will be given to needy families in the community and to the Wayne County Pet Food Pantry




AWL’s 2023 Mascot & Winner of Cutest Rescue Pet Contest

Cutest Rescue
Pet Contest

There are not enough words to thank the participants, Emily Fein of GBW: The Filling Station, Goldsboro Food Trucks - Skullies Street Q, the Animal Welfare League volunteers, volunteers who exhibited TNR Georgia Tanner Gurley, Angie Burnham Newton, and many, many others for the success of tonight's Cutest Rescue Pet Contest. Citizens of Wayne and surrounding counties stepped up tonight. The real winners are the homeless, stray, and injured animals who will be helped by the success of tonight's fundraiser. More details and photos later.

NC Freedom Fest

Come see us at this year’s Freedom Fest!
September 9th, 2023
Downtown Goldsboro

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The Filling Station Fundraiser

Animal Welfare League of Wayne County presented its first grant check on Sept 7, 2023! Congratulations to all of the fur babies who have been and will be helped by Rita’s Rescue.

Accepting the check for $600, left to right: CJ Oates of Rita’s Rescue, Ann Durusky of Animal Welfare League of Wayne County, Bill Best of Rita’s Rescue, Roberta Copple of Rita’s Rescue


United Way of Wayne County, NC

Thank you to our volunteers who helped make this event a success!

Adoption Event at
Pet Supplies Plus

Thank you to our volunteers who helped make this event a success!

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